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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 17, 2008 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Thanks, you've never steered me wrong with a '68 recommendation. Downloading it now. St. Stephen will serenade me while I tear out the commode to see why the heck it's leaking. Ahhh, the joys of being the king of my castle.

Hope all's well in your world Mr. Tell.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 17, 2008 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Yes LitA, and Wineland, this is it:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-xx-xx.sbd.vernon.9426.sbeok.shnf

Sorry for not providing the link earlier.

So, anyone familiar with the amazing StSt's of this bygone era?

They really are singular in their energy and overall approach. Something that isn't equalled in the four other stages (late 68; early 69; 70-71; and post 76).

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Poster: patourkid Date: Aug 17, 2008 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Yowza!! Hot stuff, I haven't heard that stuff I guess I don't poke around NEAR enough. Thank you Mr. Tell, I hope all is well, haven't seen you at the other place as of late.

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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 18, 2008 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Not sure I can top the 6.14.68 StSt. Now I am on a mission. Will update when I find a noteworthy version. Stay tuned.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 18, 2008 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Thanks, B; for those trying to keep up, be sure to check out the selections for what is listed as "disk 4" on this collection.

The StSt's therein will blow you away...no Bob, more Phil, extended jamming, etc., etc., etc.

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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 18, 2008 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

I was thinking back to favorite shows from that era with StSt in them. 4.5.69 came to mind. Although not as jamming as the 6.14.68, that show was great all around. The StSt was well read, but maybe not the make your hair stand on end type you are looking for.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-05.sbd.miller.18701.sbesok.shnf

Have you taken a listen to the Betty Nelson's Organic Raspberry Farm show? The StSt and 11 are right up there for me. It's a raucous version. Drummers are going all out. Jerry just dances his way through it. Everyone is in a full tilt boogie. Like your 6.14.68, this is oversaturated. Gotta love, warts and all.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-09-02.sbd.miller.22095.sbeok.shnf

Roadtripping with the family to Idaho and Montana soon. Any show suggestions from the Archive? Either SBD or AUD recommendations are welcome.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 18, 2008 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

To me it is the dramatic difference in overall structure that catches my attention...I agree completely that some from 69 and 70 are impressive, and equally compelling, but in a more "traditional St. Stephen fashion" if you follow...eg, I still maintain that the loping style of 12-7-68 is hard to beat, as is the similarly slowed tempo version of 9-19-70 (though more than two years later).

I would recommend taking the four mystery disks of 68 and really giving these StSt's and the others a good listening to!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 18, 2008 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Do you know if any of these "mystery discs" contain the 30 minute Caution from 6/?/68 that was released on the bonus disc for the Fillmore West 1969 Complete Recordings release? Awesome stuff I hope sees the light of day sometime.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 19, 2008 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: St Stephen fans: a question

Nope--sorry! Have not gone thru all four in detail, but no sign of it yet...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 20, 2008 5:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Alligator

Good stuff thanks for that pointer

"Alligator"
Words by Robert Hunter and Ron McKernan; music by Ron McKernan
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing. Used by permission.

Sleepy alligator in the noonday sun
Sleepin by the river just like he usually done
Call for his whisky
He can call for his tea
Call all he wanta but he
can't call me

Oh no
I been there before
and I'm not comin back around
there no more


Creepy alligator comin all around the bend
Talkin bout the times when we was mutual friends
I check my mem'ry
I check it quick yes I will
I check it runnin
some old kind of trick


Oh no well I
been there before
and I ain't a comin back around
there no more
no I'm not


[this verse by the Grateful Dead:]
hung up waitin' for a windy day
Hung up waitin for a windy day
Tear down the Fillmore,
Gas the Avalon


[this verse by McKernan:]
Ridin down the river in an old canoe
a bunch of bugs and an old tennis shoe
out of the river all ugly and green
the biggest old alligator that I've ever seen
teeth big and pointed and his eyes were buggin out
contact the union, put the beggars to route
screamin and yellin and lickin his chops
he never runs he just stumbles and hops
just out of prison on six dollars bail
mumblin at bitches and waggin his tail


Alligator runnin round my door (4x)


Alligator creepin round the corner of my cabin door
He's comin round to bother me some more


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Poster: rastamon Date: Aug 20, 2008 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator

flying over the river in an old parachute
a bunch of bugs and an old tennis shoe
out of the river all ugly and green
the biggest old alligator that I've ever seen
teeth big and pointed and his eyes were buggin out
contact the union, put the beggars to route
screamin and yellin and lickin his chops
he never runs he just stumbles and hops
just out of prison on six dollars bail
mumblin at bitches and waggin his tail


Attachment: caution__look_out_for_those_pointy_teeth_.jpg

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 20, 2008 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator

Excellent!! Better be careful or the lyrics police will come knockin'

On the wall of the garden
a legend did say:
No one may come here
since no one may stay


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